Marvin R. Ellison

by Justin Cates
Marvin R. Ellison
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Marvin R. Ellison serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., a Fortune 35 company.

Ellison has more than 30 years of leadership and operational experience in the retail industry. He most recently served as Chairman and CEO of J.C. Penney Co., where he implemented a turnaround strategy that improved the company’s balance sheet, increased store productivity, optimized operations and grew key categories.

Ellison spent 12 years in senior-level operations roles with Home Depot Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President of U.S. Stores from 2008 to 2014. Prior to joining Home Depot, Ellison spent 15 years at Target Corp.

Ellison’s professional and civic leadership has earned him many accolades; most notable are “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council in 2017 and Fortune’s “World’s Greatest Leaders” in 2016.

Ellison also serves on the Board of Directors for FedEx Corporation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and he is on the Board of Trustees for The University of Memphis.

Ellison earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Memphis and an MBA from Emory University.

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